Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
I picked up some in-season stinging nettles from Nutrient Dense Farm at the Squamish farmer’s market this weekend! Although you may cringe at the memory of a sting from this little bugger, nettle is actually a very nutrient-dense food and a remedy for many medical conditions including allergies and arthritis. Nettle tastes much like spinach when cooked, and it’s a fantastic substitute to try in things like pasta, pesto, soups, smoothies, pizza and gomae.
Nettle is esteemed as a famous longevity herb in chinese medicine, containing high levels of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, beta-carotene and chromium — all important nutrients for muscle growth and health. Continue Reading…
Fuel your greatest moments
The Zesty Life Bowl is a plant-based buddha bowl that equips you with vibrant and nutrient-dense fuel for your life!
I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since going fully plant-based/vegan, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. Improvements have ranged from; enhanced energy and recovery time, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—plant-based is anything but a hindrance.
From amateur to pro-biotic in one bite
The differences that exist between pro athletes and the rest of us involve a few things beyond training and equipment. Being able to train and compete is taken to another level by having an optimized gut.
If you want to enhance performance, feel better and improve your recovery, consider sinking your teeth into these vegan soft tacos, full of micronutrients and a healthy dose of probiotics!
This bowl tastes so good you’ll be tongue thai’d
If you’re looking for a delicious curry dish that won’t leave you with a buddha belly than wok this way and get busy in your kitchen.
With all the health benefits of red curry paste including; cancer prevention, heart disease protection, anti-inflammation and combating alzheimer’s disease, you’ll be unstoppable!
The 360 no handed spoon whip to vinaigrette
Whether you’re suffering with a concussion and can hardly walk to the fridge, you’re having a jammed day of activities or you’re just lazy, don’t face plant into a bowl of cereal! I have the EASIEST vinaigrette recipe for a super quick & healthy salad!
Do you make your own homemade salad dressing? If not, you should! It’s so easy and much healthier than store bought. I have a secret…you don’t need a recipe and you don’t even really need measuring spoons — all you need is a basic understanding of how oil and vinegar work together. Here is everything you need to know, plus my favourite quick draw salad drizzle.
Don’t be a hangry jerk
Jamaican jerk soft tacos with mango coulis are bursting with flavour, super easy to make and will retard your hanger pangs instantly.
When you’re in the throes of hanger, you’re tempted to reach for that Snickers—stop! Junk foods induce spikes in blood-glucose levels that come crashing down fast. Instead, think nutrient-rich, natural foods and proper meals that help satisfy hunger for as long as possible.
The Scotch pepper found in jerk spice contains capsaicin. Capsaicinoids trick the brain into thinking you’re being burned—owee! The brain responds by releasing endorphins and dopamine. This triggers a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high”. Capsaicin is also used for manufacturing pepper spray—perfect, now when you see that damn bear on the Mashiter you can throw a taco at her.
Ride strong, recover stronger
Physically and mentally drained after your sport, you walk through your door past your dog who’s furiously licking the sweat from your legs. You’re spent, but you know you have to muster the energy put together a post-workout recovery meal.
As the body loses electrolytes through sweat, you’ll feel symptoms like muscle cramps, fatigue, nausea, and mental confusion. And if you’re not replenishing with the right amount of carbs, electrolytes, fats, fluids and proteins you’ll experience increased muscle damage and free-radical buildup—Making you feel weaker and weaker with each sweat session.